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Australian birds as plant pollinators, seed dispersers and pest controllers

7 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Australian birds and their role as plant pollinators, seed dispersers and plant pest controllers.

This talk by Birds SA’s John Gitsham will provide an interesting comparison for butterfly enthusiasts, as our native birds share the pollination role of our native plants with butterflies.

John Gitsham is a recently retired Head Park Ranger for the SA NPWS Coorong NP. He’s had over 25 years’ experience working the Conservation Industry both in Government and private.

  • He’s a dedicated Conservationist, Naturalist and Birder.
  • Past President of Birds SA and member for over 20years.
  • Passionate Birder for over 40 years
  • Member of the BirdLife Australia’s Gluepot Bird Reserve Management Committee in the Riverland for the past 20 years.
  • Facilitator of Guided Bird walks, Bird talks and Birdwatching Courses for 20 years.
  • An accomplished Photographer of birds and Landscapes, he was previously a professional photographer for 20 years in the 1970’s and 80’s and has produced two books of his photography work.
  • Firmly believes in “Conservation through Education” of the public.

NOTE: owing to building works at our usual Plympton venue, the venue for March will be Plympton/Kurralta Park Girl Guide Hall, corner of Daly Street & Cross Terrace, Kurralta Park.

Parking is available in Cross Terrace.


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7 March
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm